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United To Sign Villa, Kjaer, Dzeko, Suarez...

My goodness, the tabloids are doing their job, not just here but in Spain as well. Not one journo is prepared to listen to Fergie who made it clear that he would not overspend in January, even thugh United's performance levels leave a lot to be desired and he probably knows that.

The most and least credible rumour prize both go to David Villa: Valencia publicly admitted that they are unlikely to hold onto him much longer amid the financial problems crippling their club, even though they are flying high in the league. The player himself backtracked from his earlier vow that he would stay in Spain and said that the important thing was for him to find the best possible club and that could be in England as well.

Spanish papers (and the English ones as well) seem to believe that United are the favourites and actually there's a lot of sense in the story: Valencia need the money, Real and Barca went for other strikers, Villa is not against a move to England - why not?

Well, firstly, he's 28 and we weren't supposed to pay significant money for players over 26. Secondly, Fergie is unlikely to make such a major move in January, simply unlikely. He would be a fantastic acquisition though.

We are also interested, apparently, Palermo defender Simon Kjaer who is a great talent. With Rio's powers seemingly waning, he would be a fantastic signing as well but will Palermo part with him in January? No way but he's a realistic option for the summer.

Ajax forward Luis Suarez's agent said he hadn't heard a word from United about their alleged desire to sign his client. The young South American has tremendous skills but regards staying on his feet with the same contempt as Didier Drogba.

Cardiff full-back Adam Matthews will sign for Manchester United, that's for certain. Well, according to the papers it is, for Cardiff manager Dave Jones expressly denied that they had received any offers for the talented youngster.

The Edin Dzeko saga is still there, with the player refusing to rule out a January transfer as Wolfsburg are struggling to recapture their title-winning form in the Bundesliga. However, the Bosnian forward explained it on numerous occasions that were he to leave Germany he would choose Italy, more specifically AC Milan.

And the best one: Real Madrid schemer Guti (in my admittedly irrational and personal opinion, one of the most despisable footballers ever) is learning English which means he's on the brink of leaving Madrid for Manchester. A good laugh, this is.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 27 2009

Time: 5:39PM

Your Comments

Oh, I forgot to mention Marek Hamsik: the Napoli president said he would not leave until next summer at the earliest. Goal.com says he could be the natural successor to Scholes and that he'll become world class very soon. Wow.
Zae
You really do have to chuckle. The idea that someone who replaced Ronaldo and Tevez with Valencia and Owen still has a lot of money to spend is absolutely hilarious. And you all buy it lol. You havent got any money! This is why Tevez was replaced with a dried up Newcastle reject and why the best player in the world was replaced with a slightly above average Wigan winger who scores very, very few goals. But no....you DO have money. Its just that you didnt want to buy anyone lol. Genius fans, absolute genius.
Superhans
What makes me chuckle is that we are somehow supposed to be greatly disappointed that we swapped carlos tevez for a "dried up Newcasle reject". This is the same reject who is on a fifth of tevez' wages, cost 32M less, has played less than half the amount of minutes (331 for owen / 794 for tevez) and scored THE SAME number of goals! Awful business! Whats even funnier is the suggestion that United are broke and therefore had to scrape the bottom of the 17M barrell to "replace" ronaldo. Ignoring the fact that there is only one player in the world who is in the same league as ronaldo (even though he is smaller, weaker, scores less goals and isnt as prolific at set pieces) there wasnt even one who was available at a price which wasnt extortionate (unless I've missed the AMAZING wingers that all the other teams bought this year). Yet we are supposed to be disappointed that we bought a proven premier league winger who is strong, fast, can defend and most importantly can cross - why? because he scores "very, very few" goals? Is this the same very, very few that means he has already broken his personal best tally for wigan, with only a third of the season gone. Forgive my ignorance (I'm a bit foggy as to your definition of very, very few) but could you point me in the direction of the wingers, who have been banging them in for fun? With Valencia having scored 2 in the league (in his first season at a new team) I'm looking for the wingers who maybe have 6 goals? 8 goals? 10 goals? (To me 2 would be very, very few in comparison to 10) and obviously they will have completed these feats in the same number of games or less. My point is with your opinion on the quality of players being so unbelievably laughable - can we really take your knowledge of finance anymore seriously?
tuscan3000
On a side note - why is everyone so obssessed with seeing this 80M put back into the team in january? With us "languishing" in 2nd in the premier league and "hanging on for dear life" at the top of our champions league group - apart from not having the pleasure of watching the sheer genius that was CR7 dominating the league - at this point, are we really that much worse off? With Rafael, Fabio, Obertan, Petrucci, Welbeck and Macheda - all ferociously talented - all barely getting minutes in the starting eleven and Ljajic, Diouf and Possebon coming back - shouldn't we be trying to make use of what we have? Obviously, we're yet to see how the season has panned out - but right now - whats the fuss about if the glazers have pocketed the money? If they're gonna use it to wipe 10% off our debts - is that so bad?
tuscan3000
Well what can I say,Tuscan3000 has summed it up perfectly for all those who doubt us?
Antriksh (abmtd)
Sorry about the mistake(?).
Antriksh (abmtd)
Haha wow. You're 5 points off the top of the table and just about qualified from an awful CL group. Talk about burying your head in the sand. Be my guest.
Superhans
Oh and Tuscan. Arshavin, Kuyt, Malouda, Benayoun, Young, Babel (haha), Lennon, Petrov, Geovanni, Hunt etc. are all outscoring him so far this season. And none of them cost 17 million. Incidentally, most of them have more assists than Valencia as well. And again....none of them cost as much as 17 million. Do you want me to keep schooling you son, or you just gonna creep back to that hole you crawled out of?
Superhans
Is your "just about" qualified using the same scale of measurement as the "very, very, few" goals that Valencia scores? If needing a single point to top the group with a third of the games left to play is "just about" qualifying then maybe I have to reconsider your views on valencia. Out of interest would you say Ronaldo scored very few goals or just few goals? (Just trying to get a gauge on your intellect - which so far, using your scale, I'd rate "just about" below average). As for your claim of our group being "awful" - I agree. CHAMPIONS of England, Germany and Turkey facing off against the russian runners up! Its awful when they let teams who haven't actually WON the LEAGUE enter the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE isn't it? I hear theres another group where Debrecen were the ONLY champions in the group - one team haven't even won the league during the duration of competitions existence! Luckily they did the honourable thing. Personally, out of protest, I'd rather we went and played in the europa league - at least its named honestly! Hang on - Hapoel Tel-Aviv in europe? Awful!
tuscan3000
Thank you superhans. With that list of names being the wingers who don't score "very, very, few" goals, I now see that if Valencia can score 2 more goals, he will be on par with the prolific, goal scoring greats which dominate the wings of every other premier league team. Just so we are on the same page, does your method of measurement extend itself to central midfielders and strikers? If so, you might want to see if you can get Rafa to dip into his vast, vast transfer warchest to make bids for Defoe, Dempsey and Dunn all of whom are currently "outscoring" your beloved duo by the same incredible margin of ONE GOAL - which apparently makes such a marked difference in your brilliantly devised and discerning rating system. I'd obviously point out these pioneers of marksmanship to Fergie, but with your recent revelations about our finances, it seems a rather futile endeavour. But please, keep schooling me Dad (theres me thinking your just a scouse ***** with a laptop - turns out I'm your son!) - your lessons in the intricacy of idiocy are a new world to me! Maybe in your next lesson you could cover the presumably "very, very, few" points that a team like Burnley have and how (with a third of the season gone) they find themselves so very, very far behind a team like, say, Liverpool. Who by comparison must be feeling rather dizzy; all the way up there at the heady heights of 7th - with a MASSIVE lead of 3 whole points no less - This is undoubtably "their year"!
tuscan3000
some people nobody has heard of but im sure they will prove their worth
leeimp95
to be honest i'd rather see how this season panned out even if it means not winning the league for the first time in three years in order to find a better way of strengthening our weaknesses than going and blowing all our money at once on a position we dont even need, valencia seems to be doing great thus far.
khoder
The most we've spent on a player is 30.75 million on Berbatov and we only paid that because we know Spurs hold out for as long as possible to get the most for their players and it was deadline day. All the big transfer we have made that are 20 million plus have all been from England except Veron. We don't spend that type of money on players from abroad just ones from the Premier League (probably because of Veron) who have proven they can do it in this league. Valencia has pleasantly surprised me this season, he has started well and he's only going to get better as he's played in this league for a few years now. It's not the first time we've made money and not spent it all. In 95 we sold Hughes, Ince and Kanchelskis for a combined total of approx 20 million and spent diddly squat the following season. There aren't any players in the Premier League that are available that can improve our squad.
NotoriousRedDevil
 

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